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Research Progress of Thermoelectric Materials, Modules and Applications

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2024 | Viewed by 240

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Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, 141 Wołoska str., 02-507 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: thermoelectrics; skutterudites; energy conversion; powder metallurgy; metal-matrix composites
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Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, AGH University of Science and Technology, 30 Mickiewicza Ave., 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Interests: thermoelectrics; energy conversion; copper selenide; magnesium silicide; spark plasma sintering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Providing sustainable energy to the World’s population is a major societal, technical, and scientific challenge in the 21st century as fossil fuel supplies decrease, while the World’s energy demand increases. Thermoelectric materials have potential applications in power generation devices that convert waste heat into electric current by the so-called Seebeck effect, thus providing alternative energy technology to reduce the dependence on traditional fossil fuels. Moreover, thermoelectric devices can be used as solid-state Peltier coolers, which do not use environmentally harmful fluids. Thermoelectric generators have the advantage of containing no moving parts, making them quiet, durable, and reliable. It is only recently that advances in materials development, theory, and computational tools have shown that thermoelectric devices can compete with traditional refrigeration technologies and be attractive for power generation.

This Special Issue aims to present a collection of articles describing recent advances in thermoelectric-related materials and technologies, ranging from material study to device development. Particular interest will be given to papers focused on both rapid and conventional synthesis of thermoelectric materials, the relationship of structure, microstructure, composition, processing, transport properties, and thermoelectric performance, theory and modeling, multi-scale characterization, design and applications of thermoelectric materials and devices for energy harvesting, cooling and temperature sensing, and many more.

I kindly invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcomed. Your participation will ensure that this Special Issue becomes an essential contribution to the thermoelectric materials and energy community. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Mirosław Jakub Kruszewski
Dr. Pawel Nieroda
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Keywords

  • thermoelectric materials
  • thermoelectric modules
  • thermoelectric thin films
  • thermoelectric energy harvesting
  • electrical properties
  • thermal properties
  • lattice thermal conductivity
  • first principles calculations
  • figure of merit
  • conversion efficiency

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